On Friday 30th November 2012 my fellow Minigolfer John ‘Big Al’ Moore and I headed up (or in his case down) to Manchester and the 9-hole “Chrizy Golf” Crazy Golf course that is set-up in Manchester’s Piccadilly Place until Christmas Eve!
|Christmas + Crazy Golf = Chrizy Golf|
I’d found out about the course via a blog post by the team at Putterfingers and as the 9-hole festive-themed course is only in place for six weeks I was really keen to get to see and play it before it was gone. And when we heard there was a Crazy Golf competition lined-up we arranged our trip.
|The view of the Chrizy Golf course (and a tram) from the bridge opposite Piccadilly Place|
The course is only open from private bookings made in advance so John and I were unable to have any friendly fun rounds before the Chrizy Golf Masters Championship teed-off! We did however ‘warm-up’ with some cold drinks in the bar area and had a look around the course. It looks great and each of the 9-holes is well made with most of them having a couple of different routes to the hole/ace lines.
|The 313th course visited and played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour!|
The Chrizy Golf competition teed-off and John and I found ourselves in a right battle with me scoring a run of twos and John slightly up and down, carding a four and an ace along with a pair of twos in the first four holes.
|John 'YI' Moore fires a shot on the 7th hole|
Another four was to follow for John, along with a bogey three, but he finished with flair, scoring a great hole-in-one on the 9th hole to record a Chrizy Golf Masters score of 21(+3). I carded two threes and no aces for a round of 20(+2) which was enough to win the event and take the title of Chrizy Golf Champion along with the tournament trophy! Proving that wearing a festive jumper was a lucky and wise move*.
|Relaxing by the 'fire' on hole 9 following my victory in the Chrizy Golf Masters minigolf competition|
Following the competition we were able to have some more rounds and in the closely fought contests we each recorded scores of 22(+4) in game one. John then defeated me 25-26 in game two. We then played an 18-hole Matchplay Chrizy Golf game which saw John lead all the way until I won on the second hole of the sudden-death play-off!
|The longest hole on the course!|
If you’re a fan of Crazy Golf and/or Christmas the Chrizy Golf course is well worth a look.
|The Christmas Crazy Golf Champion!|
Related Blog Posts:
- Chrizy Golf in Manchester - for six weeks only!
- Manchester-related Blog Posts
- Chrizy Golf on Twitter
- Fluid Bars
- Putterfingers.co.uk Blog Post "Festive Crazy Golf Competition anyone?"
*Note: While it was “wise and lucky” and looked good to wear a festive jumper for a Christmas-themed Crazy Golf tournament, being the only person wearing one in a very busy Wetherspoon pub in Manchester City Centre on a Friday night in November was not lol.